CCUSA is committed to eliminating homelessness in America

11.8% of the U.S. population lives in poverty and struggles to afford necessities such as housing. Homelessness has increased by 3% for the third straight year. Only half of individuals have year-round beds. Current published statistics illustrate the continued need for our efforts.

Source: State of Homelessness-2020 Edition. National Alliance to End Homelessness

People Helping People

396,045 single individuals experience homelessness


37,085 veterans are homeless

Family Together

71,670 people in families, including children, suffer homelessness

Building a solution to the affordable housing crisis

Our new microsite, Affordable Housing Begins with a Key, walks readers through one of the most significant problems facing the U.S. today: the lack of safe, affordable housing for vulnerable populations. It reaches into every community, causing untold individual suffering and social ills. Learn how Catholic Charities is addressing the underlying causes; read about housing services offered to those in need; and meet three residents whose lives were changed when they moved to properties owned by Catholic Charities agencies.

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Having a stable, affordable home is essential for both individuals and society.


New affordable housing units under construction


people received emergency housing services


seniors housed

CCUSA's Healthy Housing Initiative integrates housing and healthcare services to address chronic homelessness.

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Catholic Charities is one of the nation's largest providers of affordable housing, with over 35,000 units already established.

Despite these efforts, a critical national shortage remains.

The properties identified here, which all serve our vulnerable senior population, are just a sample of the work Catholic Charities and its affiliates are doing around the country to make an impact.


Surplus or unused church properties have been rehabilitated into housing for senior, inpatient substance-use recovery and homes for others in need. The first and second editions of "Converting Surplus Church Property into Affordable Housing" include profiles of these and other projects.

The Marist on Cathedral Square

The Foundation for Senior Living (FSL) is a non-profit with over 40 years of experience…

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South Phoenix Village

FSL Real Estate Services (FSL) is an affiliate entity of the Foundation for Senior Living, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization…

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Cathedral Plaza and the O'Malley

There are over 4 million seniors in the United States who are currently living in poverty…

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